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Keith Chiasson

Keith Chiasson
Executive Vice-President, Downstream

As Executive Vice-President, Downstream, Keith manages the company’s downstream and midstream operations, including refining and upgrading, as well as its retail business. He is responsible for optimizing the price the company receives for its products through commodity trading, sales and supply logistics, downstream marketing and retail sales of refined products and asphalt. This includes all commercial activities associated with crude oil, diluent, natural gas, natural gas liquids and other hydrocarbon products that are either produced or acquired by the company.

Keith oversees Cenovus’s two wholly-owned U.S. refineries, three U.S. refining joint ventures and its Canadian upgrading and refining complex at Lloydminster. He is also responsible for Cenovus’s asphalt terminals, ethanol plants and wholly-owned Bruderheim rail terminal.

Keith joined Cenovus in 2016 to lead oil sands production operations. He’s a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in the oil industry, primarily with Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil. Keith has led various operational teams both locally and internationally, focused on safely improving efficiencies and driving increased value. He also offers global perspective through his experience as Planning and Business Analysis Manager for ExxonMobil and has experience in project management and internal audit.

Keith has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.